TOKYO, Feb 9 (Reuters) – Japan accepted just 28 refugees last year when a record number applied for asylum, a government document dated for release on Friday showed, throwing a spotlight on the nation’s reluctance to accept foreigners. In 2016, 10,901 people sought asylum in Japan, up 44 percent from a year earlier, when the country accepted 27.   (UPDATE 1-Japan took in just 28 refugees in 2016, despite record applications CNBC/REUTERS Ami Miyazaki and Minami Funakoshi Thursday, 9 Feb 2017 | 4:05 AM ET)

Despite a worldwide refugee crisis, and pressure from opposition politicians and human rights groups, Japan remains one of the most unwelcoming countries for refugees – only 28 were given asylum in 2016, after 27 in 2015, the latest statistics reveal.The figure was obtained by Reuters from a government document scheduled for release Friday. In total, there were 10,901 asylum applications, an increase of 44 percent on 2015, and nearly 10 times as many as in 2010. (Japan accepted only 28 refugees last year, despite soaring applications RT 10 Feb, 2017 02:26)

トルコは310万人、日本はたったの28人 何の数? 史上最多の難民申請を受けた日本だが、日本政府が発行した報告書は難民の数に関する事実を明るみにした。(引用元: 国民の勝利 09.02.2017 ~ 17.02.2017)

Ten countries ‘host half of world’s refugees’ 2016/10/04

Ten countries – which account for just 2.5 percent of the global economy – are hosting more than half the world’s refugees, a rights group has said, accusing wealthy countries of leaving poorer nations to bear the brunt of a worsening crisis. (Ten countries host half of world’s refugees: report aljazeera.com 4 October 2016)

A record 1.3 million migrants applied for asylum in the 28 member states of the European Union, Norway and Switzerland in 2015 – nearly double the previous high water mark of roughly 700,000 that was set in 1992 after the fall of the Iron Curtain and the collapse of the Soviet Union, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of data from Eurostat, the European Union’s statistical agency. (Number of Refugees to Europe Surges to Record 1.3 Million in 2015 By Phillip Connor Pew Research Center August 2, 2016)

Canada places 15th among industrialized countries in accepting refugees, data released Monday shows.The 14 countries that have accepted more refugees than Canada include all Scandinavian countries, most major European countries and the United States. (These 14 countries have taken more refugees than Canada By Patrick Cain September 20, 2016 12:09 pm Globa News)